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Challenger disaster 30 years ago today....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was a junior in High School when this happened. I had been very interested in the shuttle program and I can vividly remember that day and the impact it had on everyone in school. One of those things that you will never forget.
     
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    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    We had the launch on tv at school, 6th grade. All us kids were ready to watch the launch, and then this happend. It was crazy.
     
  5. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I was watching in school as well. The teachers just stared at the TV a moment and then hurried everyone back to class. I think it was the first moment I will never forget where I was. Kinda like my parents JFK moment of sorts. There obviously have been a few more of those since but I think that was the first. Crazy how fast 30 years goes by huh?
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    …..I always kind of felt that the teacher ride-a-long received undue attention in this tragedy while the crew sort of got lost in the shuffle.
     
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    rushed home to see that. i was amazed when i found out that tom brokaw was engaged to the astronaut. he held it together for the rest of the broadcast. it was a sad day indeed
     
  8. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I agree it definitely boosted the attention level before the explosion, which was probably the only reason we were able to watch during school hours in the first place.